Yanet C. Ocampo

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Despite Cryptostegia grandiflora Roxb. ex R. Br. (Apocynaceae) leaves are widely used in folk Caribbean Colombian medicine for their anti-inflammatory effects, there are no studies that support this traditional use. Therefore, this work aimed to evaluate the effect of the total extract and primary fractions obtained from Cryptostegia grandiflora leaves,(More)
Physalis peruviana is a native plant from the South American Andes and is widely used in traditional Colombian medicine of as an anti-inflammatory medicinal plant, specifically the leaves, calyces, and small stems in poultice form. Previous studies performed by our group on P. peruviana calyces showed potent anti-inflammatory activity in an enriched(More)
Helminthiasis may ameliorate inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease and asthma. Information about immunomodulators from Ascaris lumbricoides is scarce, but could be important considering the co-evolutionary relationships between helminths and humans. We evaluated the immunomodulatory effects of a recombinant cystatin from A. lumbricoides(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Physalis peruviana [cape gooseberry] is highly appreciated for its commercial value. The Colombian ecotype is in great demand in the international market, particularly for the unique morphological characteristics of the calyx, which has extended use as a traditional herbal remedy in Colombia because of its anti-inflammatory properties.(More)
Among the great Colombian biodiversity are several vegetal species that represent a wide source of potentially bioactive substances; these are commonly used in the folk medicine for the treatment of various infectious diseases. In this work we evaluated the antibacterial activity of the total ethanolic extracts obtained from the calyces of Physalis angulata(More)
Although extracts and consumed foods from Physalis species contain sucrose esters from their glandular trichomes, there is no experimental data available on their toxicological effects. As peruvioses A and B isolated from Physalis peruviana L. calyces have proved to be effective anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory compounds, this work aimed to(More)
In Colombia, Bothrops asper is responsible for 70-90% of ophidians accidents reported annually. Envenoming occurs mainly in rural areas where both antivenom and health centers are scarce. Thus, patients are frequently treated by local healers that employ medicinal herbs; including several species belonging to Dracontium genus. In this work, we evaluated the(More)
Physalis peruviana L. (Cape gooseberry) is a member of the Solanaceae family widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of malaria, asthma, hepatitis, dermatitis and rheumatoid arthritis. Extracts of this plant have showed relevant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities (Wu et al. 2006; Franco et al. 2007). The aim of the current study was(More)
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